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  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  Ukraine Crisis And The Pivot To Asia
  Managing The Rise Of China

 

  April 12, 2014

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  What Does The Afghan Election Represent?

  Voter Turnout And Future Challenges

 

  April 5, 2014

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective


  The European Crisis Over Ukraine, Crimea

  The Shape Of NATO, Chinese Response


  April 2, 2014

  Global Security Studies


  The Geopolitics of Energy Resources

  What Can South Asia Learn From European Experience?


  March 31, 2014

  PoliTact's 2014 GIPSEE Forecast
 

  Special Series - Part 7

  The Societal, Institutional Drifts Of South Asia, Arab World

 

  March 24, 2014
 

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert


  What To Make Of The Ukraine Crisis?

  Spheres Of Influence, State Sovereignty, And Non-Intervention


  March 11, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis

 

  Pakistan's War Against Terror And TTP

  It May Be Delayed But N. Waziristan Operation Likely Will Happen


  March 2, 2014

  PoliTact's 2014 GIPSEE Forecast

 

  Special Series - Part 6: How Can South Asia Manage The Middle East

  Tackling The Saudi, Irani Influences

 

  Feb 23, 2014

  Vantage Point Analysis



  A Potential Military Operation In North Waziristan And Talks With TTP

  Assessing The Chances of Success

 
  February 14, 2014

 

  PoliTact's 2014 GIPSEE Forecast

 

  Special Series - Part 5: The Changing Middle East

  How Will Pakistan, India, And Afghanistan Respond?

 

  February 12, 2014

  PoliTact's 2014 GIPSEE Forecast

 

  Special Series - Part 4

  Ground Dynamics Of The Terror Inflicted Regions

 

  Jan 30, 2014

  PoliTact's 2014 GIPSEE Forecast

 

  Special Series - Part 3

  The Western Vantage Point And War On Terror 2.0

 

  January 19, 2014

  PoliTact's 2014 GIPSEE Forecast

 

  Special Series - Part 2

  Discerning The Status Of Campaign Against Extremism

 
  January 15, 2014

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Churchill Picket

The Significance Of Afghan Elections, Voter Turnout, And Future Challenges
Sat, 05 Apr 2014

Media discussion on Urdu VOA Radio program ‘In the News’ hosted by Asad Hassan.

The debate assesses the significance of elections in Afghanistan, voter turnout, and what it means for the future of the country. The prospects of the three election frontrunners; Ashraf Ghani, Zalmai Rassoul, and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, are also examined.

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Managing The Rise Of China; Future Crisis Management
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

While the international relations usually move at a steady pace, but from time to time game changing events push a rethink in global affairs. 9/11, and subsequent US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, revamped the conduct of global affairs. The emergence of Arab Spring, Russian annexation of Crimea and the situation of Ukraine, has pushed for recalibration of international relations once more.

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The Dynamics Of Societal And Institutional Drifts In The Middle East And South Asia
Mon, 24 Mar 2014

As the societies in the Islamic world undergo rapid transition, its institutions of governance are being pushed to adjust. Some of the major causes of this high flux are, for example, the campaign against extremists and the Arab Spring. These, obviously, have gotten intertwined with demographic patterns and the consequences of environmental change.

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The European Crisis Over Ukraine, Crimea And NATO, China
Wed, 02 Apr 2014

The debate has continued over what more NATO and European Union can do to punish Russia for taking over Crimea and to stop it from going any further. History is replete with similar scenarios with one or the other European power over stretching itself based on false sense of the ground situation, while attempting to change borders and correct history.

The fear is that appearing weak, or worse, not doing anything, can encourage further expansion that could later require an even bigger and costly response.

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Managing The Rise Of China; Future Crisis Management
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

While the international relations usually move at a steady pace, but from time to time game changing events push a rethink in global affairs. 9/11, and subsequent US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, revamped the conduct of global affairs. The emergence of Arab Spring, Russian annexation of Crimea and the situation of Ukraine, has pushed for recalibration of international relations once more.

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The Ground Dynamics Of Terror Inflicted Regions
Thu, 30 Jan 2014

The question raised in the previous article was about the emerging western strategies to deal with extremism inflicted regions. The other related inquiry examined what is causing them to take a fresh look. First of all, after years of fighting, the threat from terrorists has not diminished and the economic reality has forced NATO’s thinking towards a new approach. Furthermore, emphasis on a military solution for more than a decade has led to a serious slip in perception, especially for the US.

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Geopolitical Situation

Issue Brief

What Does Ukraine Crisis Mean for South Asia, Pakistan?
Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The recent events of Ukraine and Crimea have not only raised alarm in Europe and North America, but have also increased worries in other regions on what the change implies for them. On the other hand, President Putin has thanked China and India for their understanding on the Ukraine crisis. Both China and India have refrained from criticizing Russia directly and have not backed moves to impose sanctions.

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Vantage Point Analysis

Why North Waziristan Operation May Finally Happen
Sun, 02 Mar 2014

The demands and expectations for a military operation in North Waziristan have arisen a number of times in the past. Each time they did not materialize.

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Analysis of Perception and Perspective

Managing The Rise Of China; Future Crisis Management
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

While the international relations usually move at a steady pace, but from time to time game changing events push a rethink in global affairs.

More Analyses

Global Security Advisor

Global Security StudiesGeopolitics Of Energy Resources; What Can South Asia Learn From Europe
Tue, 01 Apr 2014

The terms ‘fracking’ and ‘shale gas’ have become quite popular in the last ten years or so. Shale gas and techniques such as fracking present tremendous potential for liberating individual countries from the clutches of a few gas and energy rich nations.

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Risk Assessment

Entropy AlertUkraine; Spheres Of Influence, State Sovereignty And Non-Intervention
Tue, 11 Mar 2014

The case presented by the Russians for intervention in Ukraine is as convincing as that by the West for why it should not have interfered. After all, the Europeans were playing around too close to what is considered the traditional Russian ‘Near Abroad’.

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PoliTact's Forecast

The Dynamics Of Societal And Institutional Drifts In The Middle East And South Asia
Mon, 24 Mar 2014

As the societies in the Islamic world undergo rapid transition, its institutions of governance are being pushed to adjust. Some of the major causes of this high flux are, for example, the campaign against extremists and the Arab Spring.

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